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The US capital has said it can no longer afford to pay lawyers representing poor defendants on Wednesdays. As a result of a budget crisis, all 120 public defenders in Washington DC will be forced to take an unpaid day off once per week, normally a Wednesday, NBC Washington reports.

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A criminal defence lawyer who repeatedly made off without paying her restaurant bills has been struck off. English solicitor Kerry Ann Stevens was convicted of fraud last year in connection with two incidents, one where she left a restaurant with an unpaid £60.91 bill and another where she lie

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Milan has abandoned plans to ban the sale of ice cream after midnight following a severe backlash. City authorities said the proposed ban on all takeaway food, including the pizza and gelato beloved by so many Italians, would strike a balance "between socialising and entertainment, and the peace and

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Ugandan cocoa farmers have been forced to hire armed men to protect their crop amid soaring cocoa prices. Cocoa prices recently soared to an all-time high due to unusually dry weather in Ghana and Côte d'Ivoire, though have fallen back recently as conditions have improved.

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A large piece of a plane which dramatically fell off mid-flight turned up in the back garden of a lawyer suing the plane's manufacturer over unrelated safety issues. New York attorney Jake Bissell-Linsk, whose firm is suing Boeing in relation to an incident in January where a plane door blew off mid

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A man has been acquitted of drink-driving following his diagnosis with a rare condition that leads to the production of alcohol in the body. The 40-year-old Belgian man, who has not been named, insisted that he had not been drinking despite failing roadside breath tests on two occasions in 2022, VRT

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A senior Mexican politician has raised eyebrows after ritually sacrificing a chicken to the Aztec deity Tláloc in the country's senate building. Senator Adolfo Gómez Hernández is facing disciplinary action or potentially prosecution over the ritual sacrifice, which he said

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A police force has urged members of the public to stop calling in noise complaints about insects. Newberry County Sheriff's Office in the US state of South Carolina said it had received calls about "a noise in the air that sounds like a siren, or a whine, or a roar", which is in fact caused by cicad

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An Iranian goalkeeper has been fined for hugging a young woman who invaded the pitch. Hossein Hosseini, goalkeeper for Esteghlal FC, was ordered to pay three billion rials after briefly embracing the woman, who was not wearing a hijab, IranWire reports.

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A politician's campaign team called police after receiving what they thought was a threatening letter, but was in fact marketing for a horror film. Amanda Taylor, a Democratic candidate for the Missouri House of Representatives, described receiving an envelope containing a creepy child-like drawing

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A disgruntled movie-goer is suing a cinema chain over claims its largest drink cup falls slightly short of the advertised size. Texas man Shane Waldrop said he noticed the discrepancy after ordering a 20-ounce beer and a 24-ounce beer — equivalent to around 590ml and 710ml respectively.

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A passenger on a short-haul flight has been fined for urinating in a cup while waiting to be allowed to disembark. The 53-year-old man was reported by other passengers after they heard an incriminating noise while the plane was on the ground at Sydney Airport.

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Five-year-olds will be taught about "the evils of communism" under a new law enacted in Florida. Republican Governor Ron DeSantis appeared with a sign reading "ANTI-COMMUNIST EDUCATION" as he signed the bill requiring the topic to be taught at all school grades from kindergarten onwards, USA Today r

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A man who perpetrated a massive psychic mass-mailing fraud scheme which stole more than $175 million from over 1.3 million victims has been jailed for 10 years. Over two decades, Patrice Runner, 57, sent millions of letters purporting to be individualised, personal communications from well-known so-

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Fatal motorcycle accidents have skyrocketed in a US state since it repealed a mandatory helmet law. Since Missouri scrapped a law requiring motorcyclists to wear a helmet in 2020, fatalities have increased by 47 per cent, Kansas City Public Radio reports.

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